Court has remanded six civil servants at Kanungu District Local Government for forging academic documents to get jobs.
Grade One Magistrate Athanas Mukobi remanded the suspects to Kanungu government prison until November 17, on charges of forgery and uttering false academic documents.
The charges are contrary to section 349 of the penal code act, uttering a false document contrary to 351 of the penal code act, and forging appointments and posting letters on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Sports.
The group that comprised mainly of teachers and school administrators was arrested last week following investigations by officials from the State House Anti-Corruption unit. Officials realized that the five suspects faked documents that were submitted over 10 years ago to the Ministry of Education for employment.
They include; Alfred Mwesigye, a teacher at Kambuga Senior Secondary School, Samson Kisekka, a teacher at Kihihi High School, Happiness Byaruhanga, a bursar at Nyamirama Seed School, Fred Ssenkayi, an instructor at Nyakatare Technical Institute, his assistant Grace Zawedde, and Felix Okori, an assistant instructor at the same institute.
The prosecution led by Peter Muhindo asked the court to remand the suspect on condition that investigations into the matter were still ongoing, and that the process would be jeopardized once they are released on bail.